Steffan Syd Apel

Psychologist

514.290.8051    Contact Steffan Syd Apel

B.A. Psychology with Honours, Concordia University
M.Ed Counselling Psychology, McGill University
Individual Psychotherapy Training Program, Argyle Institute for Human Relations

Sustainability is the capacity to endure through renewal, maintenance, and sustenance, or nourishment, in contrast to durability, the capacity to endure through unchanging resistance to change.”

I am a licensed psychologist who has been practicing psychotherapy for over 15 years. I am trained in methods that lead to meaningful and sustainable change, using techniques and ideas taken from client-centered therapy, existential therapy, psychoanalytic therapy, and cognitive-behavioural therapy, trauma focused therapy, and mindfulness.

My main area of work has been treating adults and adolescents in individual psychotherapy. I have developed a unique, non-judgmental and very human approach. My combination of genuineness and knowledge allows me to provide a safe and containing place in which to explore and grow. I also have experience with families and couples. I have developed these skills in both my school-based and private practices, and have become keenly aware that the inclusion of the family and significant other is sometimes a very significant step on the road to well being.

To my work, I bring interest and expertise in issues related to adolescent and adult development, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, men's issues, and school adaptation.

I am a student of Somatic Experiencing, a powerful method used to treat both situational and developmental trauma and am keenly aware of the effects of trauma on all aspects of life.

I also have an interest in issues related to the environment, our relationship with the natural world and the effects on mental health of environmental threat.

Finally, I assess children, and adults for learning difficulties and ADHD. I write reports that capture the essence of an individual’s strengths and describe ways to overcome their weaknesses. I can help steer individuals with ADHD on a new life path using an integrated approach of family education and self-understanding.


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